Charity Research

General Resources

Just Give - facilitates charitable giving; links to charity's GuideStar Report (info on mission, programs, leaders, goals, accomplishments, and needs)

Better Business Bureau National Charity Reports Index - evaluates charities based on the BBB's 20 standards for charity accountability

Charity Navigator - evaluates financial health of charities

Specific Organizations

A Glimmer of Hope Foundation - works with development organizations to provide social services to rural Ethiopia

Amazima Ministries - Charity in Uganda

Alzheimers Association

The Amanda Riley Foundation

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

American Red Cross - provides disaster relief, blood donations

Angel Flight of Georgia - provides free transportation for people with medical needs that can't be met in their local area

Atlanta Community Foodbank - distributes food and other grocery items to other non-profit agencies benefitting families and individuals in the greater Atlanta region

Atlanta Humane Society - helps animals find homes

Bone Marrow Foundation - helps raise money and match donors

Books for Kids Foundation - promotes literacy among disadvantaged children and youth

Boys and Girls Club of America - helps young people through planned activities and mentoring

Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Rescue for our Marine Animals

Dove Self-Esteem Fund - helping girls with self-esteem issues

Dress for Success - Helping Atlanta find jobs

Family Promise of Gwinnett - helping end homelessness

Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Citizens

Fugees in Clarkston - Helps child survivors of war

Georgia Wildlife Federation - Conserving Georgia's Natural Resources

Goodwill- helping the needy by providing education, training, and career services

Habitat for Humanity - Building homes to make a difference

Hope House of North Georgia - Creating a safe house

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Kids Hope USA - bringing positive influences to children

The Learning Tea A second resource - Life scholarships to women from India

LPGA Foundation - helping girls and women through golf initiatives

Make-A-Wish Foundation - grants wishes to children with life-threatening medial conditions

March of Dimes - assists with infant birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality through research and support

Marys Meals - a simple solution to world hunger

The Nature Conservancy - works to preserve plants, animals, natural communities of the Earth

NBA Cares - Created by the NBA to build communities

No Kid Hungry - feeding hungry kids in America

ONE Campaign - campaign to eliminate poverty

PetSmart Charities - saves lives of homeless pets

Relay for Life - supports the American Cancer Society

Respire Haiti - Helping children and people in Haiti

Ronald McDonald House Charities - supports the health and well-being of children

The Salvation Army - community programs and services

Special Olympics Georgia - Olympic events for individuals with mental disabilities

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - treats children with medial problems, regardless of financial problems

Susan G. Komen Foundation - raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research

The Trevor Project - Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth

Tide Loads of Hope- helps victims of natural disasters

Trinity Soup Kitchen - Soup Kitchen in Atlanta

Toys for Tots - collects toys for the needy

UNICEF - helping children throughout the world by providing health and social services

United Way - provides assistance to different organizations at local community level

Water for People - helping bring clean drinking water around the world

World Vision - works with children and families all over the world who are experiencing poverty or injustice

Wounded Warrior Project

YMCA or YMCA Atlanta - focused on developing family and community bonds and spiritual, mental, and physical well-being